There haven’t been many nights when the Raptors looked this disjointed, so overmatched, unable to push back, prone to losing their cool.
But along comes a night such as Wednesday and all sorts of flaws get exposed, beginning with internal leadership, followed by lack of discipline and it’s not surprising a rout would ensue.
It’s not often the word embarrassment gets tossed around, but the Celtics, who were humiliated a night earlier in Charlotte, basically took the Raptors to school once Boston began to control of the game after the first quarter.
During his pre-game availability, head coach Dwane Casey spoke of the need to push the pace, yet his Raptors managed the grand total of zero fast-break points in the opening half.
Casey knew the Celtics would want to make amends for their humbling loss to the Bobcats, stressing the need to be aggressive, yet there wasn’t much in the way of a push back.
The wheels came off in the third quarter with the Celtics leading, 60-56.
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Toronto Sun | Mar 14